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Avian, Roc

Roc CR 9

XP 6,400
N Gargantuan animal
Init +3; Senses low-light vision; Perception +17


HP 145
EAC 22; KAC 24
Fort +13; Ref +13; Will +8


Speed 20 ft., fly 80 ft. (Ex, average)
Melee bite +21 (2d10+15P), or talon +21 (2d10+15P plus grab), or wing buffet +21 (2d10+15B, critical knockdown)
Space 20 ft.; Reach 15 ft. (30 ft. with wing)
Offensive Abilities snack, strafe


Str +6; Dex +3; Con +4; Int +-4; Wis +1; Cha +0
Skills Acrobatics +22, Athletics +17, Survival +17


Snack (Ex)

A roc can use a swift action to make a bite attack against a target grappled by its talon.

Strafe (Ex)

A roc can fly up to its speed and make a talon attack at any point during that movement.


Environment warm mountains
Organization solitary or mated pair

Avians are feathered birds. These animals are mostly harmless to humanoids, as they feed on seeds and insects.

The raptors are the larger “birds of prey,” such as eagles, hawks, owls, and harriers. While the normal raptors subsist on tiny mammals, some worlds possess raptors of giant size who are a danger to humanoids species.

A roc is a bird of such immense size, that it has been known to carry off horses (and their riders), elephants, and even whales to feed upon. These giant birds make their nests in the highest mountains, which is always full of other birds such as vultures and buzzards hoping to steal small portions of the roc’s leftovers.

The body of an adult roc measures 30 feet from beak to tail. They have a wingspan of 80 feet and weigh 8,000 pounds (800 bulk).

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